Serious and complex fraud investigations may take several years to conclude, causing great uncertainty to an individual under suspicion as well as potential reputational damage. A conviction could result in a term of imprisonment for up to 10 years and unlimited fines.
The Serious Fraud Office, the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have considerable statutory powers to investigate and prosecute criminal fraud. CCG Legal has an excellent reputation in representing those facing investigations and prosecutions by the UK and overseas authorities. We work with specialist forensic accountants and investigators to examine closely the evidence against an individual and highlight deficiencies in the prosecution's case.
CCG Legal also works with companies which have identified fraud committed against it by an employee. We conduct internal investigations, collate documentary evidence and interview employees in order to advise the company on its next steps.
Our experience includes:
- representing the senior directors of a pharmaceutical company under investigation by the SFO for conspiracy to defraud
- advising the CEO of a publishing company in respect of a SFO investigation into fraud
- advising an European bank in respect of a fraud investigation
- representing a director of a private mental hospital in respect of a prosecution for conspiracy to defraud and attending on site to manage the "dawn raid"